Colin Kaepernick to hold workout for NFL teams

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Long gone and on the verge of becoming entirely forgotten, free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick will conduct this weekend what could be a last-ditch effort to get the NFL’s attention.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Kapernick will hold a private workout in Atlanta. The Saturday session will include on-field work and an interview. All clubs have been invited to attend the workout, and video of the workout and the interview will be made available to all teams.

At least one team has advised PFT that it will send a representative to the session, which has been arranged not by Kaepernick but by the NFL.

It’s an unusual move, for a couple of reasons. First, Kaepernick has been unemployed since becoming a free agent in March 2017. Some would say he should have done this long ago. Second, teams routinely bring players to town for workouts, but no one has done so with Kaepernick. Third, the NFL has never before arranged a workout for one and only one player.

That said, it’s one thing to attend a workout that other teams will be attending; it’s quite another to bring Kaepernick to the team’s facility. The latter would create a potentially negative P.R. reaction for the team that invites him to work out, with little or no upside.

It’s also possible that Kaepernick has decided to finally debunk, with his own actions and words, many of the false narratives that have kept him unemployed for more than two and one half seasons.  Finally, Kaepernick will address those issues in his own voice.

Maybe it will work. Maybe someone will see what Kaepernick can still do, and in turn give him a chance down the stretch. Or, at a minimum, maybe a contending team will file him away in the event that an injury happens to a starting quarterback down the stretch.

127 responses to “Colin Kaepernick to hold workout for NFL teams

  1. Ummmmm are we seriously gonna bring this circus back to town? Apparently no reporters are happy unless they are writing stories about this tool. My only hope is that after this he will finally go away for good! But I am sure you guys will keep him relevant.

  2. Is he willing to accept back-up money? And, is it worth all the garbage that comes along with signing him? Is he capable? All three remain big issues.

    And a third alternative is that this is just a stunt to get his name out as it was slipping away into the netherworld.

  3. At a time when the NFL has a truce with the players on the issues raised by Kaep, it seems unlikely that any team would want to pick at that old scab again. Even Michael Bennett has finally decided that public awareness of the original issues have been satisfied.

  4. Then there’s the chance that it will work. That someone will see what Kaepernick can still do, and in turn give him a chance down the stretch. Or, at a minimum, maybe a contending team will file him away in the event that an injury happens to a starting quarterback down the stretch.
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    I bet there’s also a chance Antonio Brown will shut his pie hole for more than 10 seconds. But we all know that won’t happen.

  5. Hmmm…wy now? He certainly doesn’t need the money, and we know he has little “love of the game” so his angle is something dubious

  6. Long gone and on the verge of becoming entirely forgotten?🤣
    The NFL sat down with Jay Z not too long ago discussing Kaep and his issue.

  7. I just want everybody to know, i will be holding a workout for NFL teams next weekend.

    See nobody cares just like Kaps

  8. I find it odd that a player who didn’t have the backbone and physical ability to stand on the sidelines when a song is played would be physically able to handle the rigors of playing on a field with men who have a spine and who like to hit.

    I do hope the Washington Numnbskulls pick him up – considering the lack of talent on that team, C.K. would fit in with the other one year wonder yutz that will be given the keys to the team for the last half of the season. The team could announce that they have two one year wonders and maybe each could find a way to lose all the games they play.

    Oh, the joy!

  9. This is a stunt. If teams don’t send reps he and his people are going to say…see look we told you so…blah blah blah. Not to mention I imagine NFL pro scouts are booked watching legit college talent.

    If this was real (if he wanted to play) should have been done last year right after the draft.

  10. Since when did you guys start supporting the career death penalty for expressing a political opinion? The man deserves a chance and I for one hopes he does well. Whatever he did or didn’t do, didn’t destroy the country or betray our values unlike some in elected office.

  11. Andy Reid made Matt Moore look good, there’s clearly plenty of talent, without the baggage, out there.

    Here’s to this being the last we hear from this pig socks wearing athlete.

  12. MortimerInMiami says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:22 pm
    2012 & 2013 are long gone..
    Lets remember, he was beaten out by Blane Gabbert who is a back up to backups

    Again simpleton he was not beat out by gabbert, and he was told he was going to be, released which is why he opted out of SF. Can some of you hold steady employment?

  13. Excuse me but I think you made an error in your headline. You put an you “N” where only an “X” can go.

  14. The problem with addressing “A false narrative”, is when the narrative is indeed, true! What will come out of his mouth is blah, blah, entitled. And with this last hoorah let him ride off into anonymity.

  15. How’s this? Bring Kap to the Browns to compete with Baker Mayfield. Competeting for your job often makes you perform better and the Browns could use a better Baker.

  16. Kaepernick turned a long held myth on its head, and we don’t like it. They’ve always told us about the way the cops treat them when nobody is around, but it was always he said she said. One person’s word against the other. Sure, it’s awful, but it couldn’t be proven. And then those videos came along with the proof. They were telling the truth the whole time, but they were black, so, you know. Now that we couldn’t deny it, America would stand up for law and order. I mean, there were numerous videos. But America did nothing. Then the news cycle went on to the next story, but Kaepernick wouldn’t let it just go away. He wanted to fix it. He didn’t want to punish anyone. He just wanted to try to fix it. He offered ideas about how the cops could be better educated. But it wasn’t about that. It was about America was caught in a lie, and Kaepernick kept the focus on that. We were always told about equal opportunities, etc. We discounted the idea about institutionalized racism. But we couldn’t squirm out of this one and it made us sick. So we changed the subject. We tried to make it about the armed forces. What a joke. But here we are. Guilty as sin, and Kaepernick is our scapegoat. He’s being called a hero everywhere around the world. Somewhere along the line, Americans stopped being competitive like we used to. We used to want to be the best at everything. Those were the good ol days. Now, we’ll just stop and bend over for anyone. And like it.

  17. Please STOP writing articles about him. That way…we can truly forget him & make him even longer gone. He had a golden opportunity w/the Ravens but his team blew that up big time. Some things, you just can’t come back from.

  18. If Kaepernick really wanted to get back into the NFL then he would’ve gone to a CFL team and if he was as good as his enablers assert, he would’ve set the CFL on fire. I can’t stand Johnny Manziel but to Manziel’s credit he at least tried that.

    But Kaepernick would never have taken the route I mentioned above because he is aware that he is a marginal talent and like Manziel he would’ve fallen flat on his face in the CFL.

  19. howboutthosechiefs says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:17 pm
    Hope they play the Nation Anthem before his workout, just to mess with Krap!

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    As well as display tons of Betsy Ross flags and play songs from Jay Z.

  20. It’s a shame few people (especially reporters) ever acknowledge that HE opted out of his contract in SF. He wasn’t cut.

  21. footballpat says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Since when did you guys start supporting the career death penalty for expressing a political opinion? The man deserves a chance and I for one hopes he does well. Whatever he did or didn’t do, didn’t destroy the country or betray our values unlike some in elected office.
    ============
    0bama has been out of office for over two years now.

  22. “The Confederate flag is ‘just a piece of cloth’. Please hire me to represent your team”. – CK

  23. I wonder how many of you fake Patriots actually served. It wasn’t my choice I was drafted and a Vietnam vet. But I have no problem with him exercising the freedoms my brothers died for.

  24. footballpat says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:32 pm
    Since when did you guys start supporting the career death penalty for expressing a political opinion? The man deserves a chance and I for one hopes he does well. Whatever he did or didn’t do, didn’t destroy the country or betray our values unlike some in elected office.

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    Had he expressed it in a less degrading way, people wouldn’t be against him. Not standing for the Anthem and trashing the flag, even the Betsy Ross flag, goes against our values. He and his cult following come off looking worse than Trump.

  25. Here’s how it will probably go. Krap works out, maybe 1/2 or less of the teams go to watch. Some teams maybe 1, 2, or 3 offer him a veteran’s minimum contract, which is nowhere near what Krap wants. That part don’t get reported by ESPN. Thus Krap goes unsigned, starts complaining about the NFL again, “Poor Krap being blackballed again.” Is what ESPN will report, and we have to go through months of hearing about this garbage again! SMDH

  26. “Bears, Bengals, dolphins, Bill’s, browns, colts, titans, need to be on the first flight to Atlanta.”

    Chicago already has a QB that can’t see the field.
    Bengals are leading the Tua/Joe Burrow sweepstakes
    Miami is trying to get back into the Tua/Joe Burrow sweepstakes.
    Buffalo has the white Kaepernick at QB
    Browns don’t need another QB, just a grown up head coach.
    Colts are going to be just fine with Brissett returning soon
    Titans? Are you kidding me? Ryan Tannehill is a monster out there.

  27. implantpowered says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:48 pm
    Need more patriots like “Private Bone Spurs”.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    4+ years left to deal with him.

    You can do it, Champ.

    Hang in there.

  28. That “false narrative” began before his kneeling did. The infatuation with Kaepernick died off rather quickly after that Superbowl loss. At the end of the day, a QB has to be able to throw from the pocket in order to have long term success (that is, more than two or so seasons). Kaepernick has consistently struggled to be consistent in doing that.

  29. footballpat says:
    I wonder how many of you fake Patriots actually served. It wasn’t my choice I was drafted and a Vietnam vet. But I have no problem with him exercising the freedoms my brothers died for.
    ==

    Being an American citizen means you have certain rights to self-expression. However, those rights are not tied to service, making your comment a bit of a head-scratcher. Thanks for your service, however.
    While basic American rights do allow for self-expression, they do not protect one from the consequences that may result from what we say or do. Some of Mr. Kaepernick’s expressions were offensive to many, and now those people are taking advantage of the same rights he has by expressing theirs.
    Or did you only fight for the right of self-expression for those whose opinions and positions mirror your own?
    PS: Is Mr. Kaepernick a veteran?

  30. “… many of the false narratives that have kept him unemployed..”

    The above is called activism not journalism. It is an approach that currently plagues the Media and is leading to its decline.

    Those narratives are only false if not true — and they have certainly not been proven untrue. Be better.

  31. So how does the almighty Godell justify having a private workout for 1 Free agent? How many teams will be forced to attend and send some inexperienced representative to satisfy Roger? Who is he going to throw to?

  32. Just because you keep calling the REASONS Kaepernick is unemployed “false narratives” does not make them so.

    In the end, it boils down to this: When you take his on field talent, ability and potential NOW (not back when his defense carried him to the Super Bowl, but NOW) and subtract his potential for being a PR and team chemistry nightmare, is he worth signing?

    The answer, to those who aren’t so in agreement with his political beliefs that they ignore football realities is a clear and resounding no.

  33. A 32 year old one read and run QB still making waves. The NFL has made a concerted effort to emphasize the Flag and Military Vets via commercials and on air commentary.

    Then they do this nonsense.

  34. over the last couple years, did Kaepernick;
    -Magically learn how to read a defense?
    -Regain his legs?
    -Develop touch on short passes?
    -Realize there are more than one reciever running different routes on each play?

  35. happy1114 says:
    So how does the almighty Godell justify having a private workout for 1 Free agent?
    ==

    Neither the commissioner nor anyone else in the NFL hierarchy is staging a workout for Colin Kaepernick.
    Mr. Kaepernick’s handlers have set up a private workout for him, and have invited NFL teams to send representatives.
    Two very different things.

  36. It’s over for the knee taker. If any team could have made room for him it would have happened a long time ago. Lesson is, when you go to work for someone do your job and keep your personal crap to yourself.

  37. The hypocrisy is so deep with football fans. There are players that have done some truly heinous things and been welcomed back with open arms by fans. This guy sticks up for something he believes in and he’s forever stigmatized.

  38. footballpat says:
    November 12, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    I wonder how many of you fake Patriots actually served. It wasn’t my choice I was drafted and a Vietnam vet. But I have no problem with him exercising the freedoms my brothers died for.
    ___________________________________________________________

    This vet, a volunteer as there was no draft when I served 1980-1988, understands the First Amendment ONLY protects you from the government limiting your speech. Kaepernick had every right to kneel, but he has no protections from his employer sanctioning him, up to, and including, firing him. Making it worse, he did it on company time, in the company’s uniform.

  39. How can Kaepernick be forgotten? There is an article on here an average of at least once per week about him. Hasn’t played in years. Wasn’t very good when he did play. Why are we talking about him?

  40. blkdogcreative says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm
    The guy served meals to the homeless on his birthday!! He does some great things
    +++
    While I don’t care if he’s in the NFL or not, I’ve served meals on my birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and many other days. I do so at least four times a month. That doesn’t make him any more special than me. It called volunteerism. You should try it. It can be heart warming, fun, special, and sad within five minutes. Especiallyy when you see children that have no choice, because they can’t pick their parents.

  41. saxsexsixsoxsuxsc says:
    November 12, 2019 at 7:50 pm
    The hypocrisy is so deep with football fans. There are players that have done some truly heinous things and been welcomed back with open arms by fans. This guy sticks up for something he believes in and he’s forever stigmatized.
    ————————————

    He believes in communist dictators and thinks all cops are hunting black people. He believes in it sooo strongly that he didn’t even bother to vote in the last election. He must have been busy shopping for new pig socks that day.

  42. “ Lesson is, when you go to work for someone do your job and keep your personal crap to yourself.”

    ————-

    Like beating women? Is that keeping your personal crap to yourself? They get to come back and CK doesn’t?

  43. It’s almost sad to watch someone trying to maintain relevance. This was never about him purely wanting a job, he (and those around him) sabotage any chance he had or ever had and then cries foul when he doesn’t get his perceived value. Say what you want about Manziel but he at least tried other leagues in hopes of showing and not just talking.

  44. footballpat says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:32 pm
    Since when did you guys start supporting the career death penalty for expressing a political opinion? The man deserves a chance and I for one hopes he does well. Whatever he did or didn’t do, didn’t destroy the country or betray our values unlike some in elected office.

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    Yeah, Obama was a garbage and divisive President who also hated law enforcement.

  45. Kaepernick was good in 2012 and 2013.
    6 years is a long time ago.
    Robert Griffin III used to be good too.

  46. He believes in communist dictators and thinks all cops are hunting black people. He believes in it sooo strongly that he didn’t even bother to vote in the last election. He must have been busy shopping for new pig socks that day.
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    Not all cops but the ones who see it and stay silent join their ranks

  47. footballpat says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:32 pm
    Since when did you guys start supporting the career death penalty for expressing a political Opinion
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Wasn’t there an effort to boycott companies owned by a Team Owner because he organized a rally to raise funds for Trump’s re-election? Oh right!!! That’s different. That is not an approved political viewpoint. Welcome to Cancel Culture. Works both ways now.

  48. Jeez, seems pretty clear to me the guy is sticking with his mission to create awareness of the problem he represents. Workout is a great way to keep it going. Amazing how many folks find negative in others. I don’t know him personally and cannot vouch for his intentions, but his platform resonates with me. There are more ways to finding your purpose than throwing a football!

  49. Prediction: he will be signed. Tell me a team like the Bengals or the Redskins have anything to lose by signing him? There will be flak at first…the flak is there anyway because they’re losing.

  50. I don’t agree with him on the kneeling but little point in all the sacrifices others have made for freedom if this is how you get treated when you actually use the freedom. Hope he catches on somewhere.

  51. BearHeart73 says:
    November 13, 2019 at 7:56 am
    This veteran cares more about the playing of TAPS than the National Anthem.
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    Go down to your local VFW and share that opinion.

  52. kaepernick was, is and forever will be a one trick pony.
    NFL figured him out years ago.
    Cannot contribute to a winning team.

  53. So the question is why did the NFL set this up and why now?

    My best guesses are either it has to do with Antonio Brown’s meeting tomorrow with the league or Michael Bennett’s standing for the Anthem in Dallas. The NFL may be planning on banning Brown and expecting a lawsuit in return from Brown that maybe Kaepernick’s legal team can attach itself too. Or Michael Bennett spilled the beans to Kaepernick on his hush hush deal with Dallas to stand for the anthem.

  54. I gave up watching & attending my favorite sport of 46 years over this bum and the league wants to get him some press. What a joke.

  55. This may or may not reflect my personal opinion. It doesn’t matter if he can run a 3.5 40, spin out of a sack better than Deshaun Watson, Brett Favre, Lamar Jackson, etc., and throw the ball 80 yards into a basketball net, he will never get signed. Not one team will sign him because the fan base won’t have it. He made himself the focal point of this little movement, and now he has to be its scapegoat. <—-That is human nature.

  56. ctiggs says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:35 pm
    MortimerInMiami says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:22 pm
    2012 & 2013 are long gone..
    Lets remember, he was beaten out by Blane Gabbert who is a back up to backups

    Again simpleton he was not beat out by gabbert, and he was told he was going to be, released which is why he opted out of SF. Can some of you hold steady employment?

    ———-

    Kaep was beat out and benched for Blaine Gabbert. And this was the season before Kaep walked away…. Please try to keep up.

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